Copper Queen

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Cu
Ore minerals arsenopyrite; chalcopyrite; pyrite
Gangue minerals epidote; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 62.3546
Longitude -149.2217
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Location and accuracy The Copper Queen prospect is at an elevation of about 1,600 feet on the north side of Iron Creek, about 2 1/2 miles east of Rainbow Lake and 2 miles west of the junction of East Fork with Iron Creek The location is accurate to within 1/4 mile. This is locality 83 of Csejtey and Miller (1978).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This prospect occurs in greenstone that contains epidote-filled amygdules. The deposit consists of pyrite, arsenopyrite, and chalcopyrite in steeply-dipping shear zones. The principal zone is 21 feet wide and strikes N10E. The sulfides occur mostly as replacement bands of ore minerals parallel to shearing or as intergrowths of several minerals in the sheared greenstone. Minor quartz is associated with the sulfides. Sulfide disseminations also occur in greenstone lenses in the shear zone and in the country rock extending some distance from the shear zone (Capps, 1919 [B 592]). The claim owners reported samples assaying 'several dollars a ton in gold'.
Geologic map unit (-149.223927278348, 62.3541026999963)
Mineral deposit model Basaltic Cu (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 23)
Mineral deposit model number 23
Alteration of deposit Epidote and quartz (propylitic?).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Shallow open cuts exposed the mineralization. The claim owners reported samples assaying 'several dollars a ton in gold' (Capps, 1919 [B 692]).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

MAS/MILS number 20760006.


MRDS Number A012190


Reporters R.K. Rogers (U. S. Geological Survey contractor)
Last report date 10/1/2002